MLS has been a growing sensation in the US ever since it first arrived. While soccer (futbol in other countries), is not the most popular sport in the US, it continues to see a rise in viewership and support season after season. More specifically, the Houston Dynamo has seen an enormous rise in their fanbase. Through the team’s constant usage of social media, 316K Facebook followers, 134K Instagram followers, and 425K Twitter followers, fans are able to stay updated on team news, rumors, and game-time updates that all fans want to know about.
This organization has been flat out killing it recently. With record of 65-17 last year, and finishing first in the Western Conference in the regular season, their hot streak seemed to carry over into this year. Still need a hint to who it is? Fear the Beard. The Houston Rockets are #3 on FanWide’s Top Ten NBA Teams ranking. Coming off his MVP season, James Harden has been leading the charge for the Rockets. They currently pose one of the biggest threats to making a strong push in the playoffs and possibly winning the Finals. Nevertheless, the success of the Houston Rockets franchise does not start with James Harden. Many big names have put on a Rockets jersey such as Dikembe Mutombo, Robert Horry, Kenny “the Jet” Smith, Charles Barkley, Tracy McGrady, Yao Ming, Clyde Drexler, Moses Malone, and of course Hakeem “the Dream” Olajuwon. The list goes on and on with legendary Rockets players. They all contributed greatness to the organization, hence placing the Rockets 3rd in FanWide’s Top Ten NBA Teams ranking.
Number 7 on the Top 10 Baseball Teams list is the Houston Astros. When the ‘Stros switched from the National to American League in 2013, they were in the midst of a lengthy rebuild. In 2015, however, they burst onto the scene, making the playoffs and defeating the Yankees at Yankee Stadium in the AL Wild Card game. From there, the Astros cemented themselves as one of the top teams in baseball.
Their lengthy rebuild netted them several top draft picks, such as outfielder George Springer, shortstop Carlos Correa, and third baseman Alex Bregman. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey in 2017, the city of Houston rallied around the Astros, and led by MVP second baseman Jose Altuve and newly-acquired ace righty Justin Verlander, a World Series title came to Houston for the first time. Now, as one of the best teams in baseball, the Astros hope to make another World Series run in 2019.
Don’t fret that the college football season is winding to an end. It’s Bowl Season! The college football bowl games have been announced and there are some exciting match-ups this year.
People are starting to gear up for bowl season, and some have even released rankings of the bowl game quality. 40 games will be played from December 16th through the New Year, one of the busiest times for travel. Whether you plan to travel to your team’s bowl game or stay and watch from home, FanWide can help you find a local meetup to watch your game wherever you are.
Here is a list of all the bowl games along with some direct links to FanWide events or search for others at FanWide.com:
The Houston Astros managed to fight their way into the World Series after beating the Yankees 4-3 in the ALCS. And what a time for the Astros to persevere, as Texas needed a reason to celebrate.
It’s been a rough couple of months for Houston after the devastation from Hurricane Harvey left thousands without homes and billions of dollars of damages in its wake. The rainfall from Harvey in Texas and Louisiana alone could have filled the Astrodome 85,000 times over.